Ok, according to the scientific literature, bedbugs can transmit infectious diseases, but aren't known as vectors, which makes no sense to me.
The fact that bedbugs are blood sucking insects is not good, as ticks and mosquitoes have the same nature, and mosquitoes are now known to carry and transmit Lyme Disease.
Bedbugs and ticks look very similar. Do you know for sure that the bugs were bedbugs and not ticks?
Ticks can infest a house or piece of furniture as well, and tick nests carry thousands of nymph ticks.
It also seems to me that any insect that sucks blood and causes a rash is highly suspect.
Lyme Disease is highly controversial, as you probably now know. Its existence isn't questioned, but essentially everything else about it is hotly disputed, including how it is transmitted.
Sometimes many members of a family or community can be infected by Lyme, esp. if they share certain hereditary factors, or if they have all been exposed to environmental toxins (or, if they are in a rural, wooded area).
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